With the recent popularity of home grown foods, organic consciousness, and a vegetable, fruit rich diet taking the country by storm, many communities have endorsed a local option…Saturdays are the day to visit your local farmers market in the morning and depending on time of the year watch your favorite football team, basketball team, or golfer in the afternoon.
Fernandina Beach/ Amelia Island is lucky to have 2 Farmers Markets. Both are open on Saturdays 9-1.
The Amelia Farmers Market, at the Shops of Omni Amelia Island Plantation, has tropical flowering landscape plants, orchids and herbs ready for your garden.
Set among beautiful oaks, it makes for a fun Saturday morning.
One of my favorite booths, flavored olive oils.
Another favorite stop, The Plantation Artists’ Guild and Gallery.
“Open since the fall of 2008, the Plantation Artists’ Guild and Gallery has been supporting and encouraging its artist members to sell their art and interact with fellow artists and the public.”
Coffee, breakfast or lunch at the Marche Burette is perfect on a Saturday morning.
I usually hit the Farmers Market at the Omni and then go to the downtown market. My favorite view as I walk to the market, the Historic Courthouse on Centre Street, downtown Fernandina Beach.
The Fernandina Beach Market Place
Felix Jones, The Peanut Man, is a favorite person around town, riding his 3 wheeled bike, selling boiled peanuts, a few fruits or home baked cookies and pies…
and always serenading customers with his harmonica. Felix donates any proceeds to charities…An inspiration and important member of our community.
And then there is Vermont….the Dorset Farmers Market
Put this on your bucket list for this summer.
Fresh produce from Foggy Meadow Farm
Looks like my Sheldon, except white…Sheldon is a black mini Whoodle, miniature poodle, Wheaton Terrier mix.
Vermont Maple Syrup…the best!
Watch for more stories from my spring and summer travels. More from Vermont, Maine, North Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina and a few other places. Also coming…a picnic with a special vintage car…
Come celebrate with me. I’ll save you a seat at the table.